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Fatal PIE viaduct collapse: Prosecutors seek S$1 million fine for builder Or Kim Peow Contractors

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Prosecutors are seeking a fine of S$1 million for a builder in charge of the construction of a viaduct that collapsed in 2017, killing a worker and injuring 10 others. Parties involved had known about repeated cracks in…

Projects completing between now and 2023: What to look out for

Covid-19 may have wreaked havoc on the construction sector last year, and disrupted property developers’ otherwise peerless track record with respect to completing their residential projects on time or even ahead of schedule. This year, about 21 private…

About 85% of BTO projects delayed by six to nine months

About 85% of the ongoing BTO projects have been delayed by around six to nine months beyond the ECDs originally indicated to buyers during project launches, revealed MND in Parliament on Mon. It was responding to MP Yeo…

Efforts taken to ramp up manpower supply for construction sector

There have been about 1,100 notifications for relief for construction and supply contracts as of Mar 19 of which about 180, or about 10 per cent, eventually applied for assessor’s determination. Speaking in Parliament on Mon, Minister of…

Roofing contractor jailed 7 weeks for forging URA approval over renovation works

After completing renovation works to the balcony of a freehold landed property in the Seletar area, Lee Xiu Qi learned that its mgmt did not approve of the structure. Lee, the director of Ah Qi Trading and Construction,…

2 former NParks directors charged with taking bribes in form of hotel stay, transport services

Two former directors from NParks were hauled to court on Tuess and charged with accepting bribes in the form of hotel stays and transport services. Teva Raj Palaniasamy, 69, was a senior director of the stats board’s municipal…

Construction on 4 Jurong Region Line stations to start in Q2

Construction works on four MRT stations on the JRL will start in the second quarter of this year, said LTA on Tues. Two of the stations, tentatively named Jurong Hill and Jurong Pier, are in JTC industrial area.…

SP Group building Southeast Asia’s first large-scale underground substation

SP Group is building SEA’s first large-scale underground substation in Labrador, in a move to optimise space for urban development in land-scarce Singapore, it said on Tues. Scheduled for completion in 2024, the substation will serve the electricity…

Singapore must ensure digital infrastructure is environmentally sustainable, says Desmond Lee

As the digital economy continues to grow, it is important for Singapore to ensure that its digital infrastructure is “as environmentally sustainable as possible”, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Tues. He was speaking for the opening of…

KSH wins $171.8 mil contract for Biopolis Phase 6 development

KSH Holdings has secured a $171.8 million design and build contract under the Biopolis Phase 6 development in one-north as well as works at the adjacent Buona Vista Node of the rail corridor from HB Universal, a wholly-owned…

Relief period for options to purchase, S&P agreements for property extended to June 30

The relief period for OTP, and SPAs with developers will be extended for an additional three months, up to June 30. This will help buyers of residential, commercial and industrial properties who require more time to make their…

Singapore bank lending up 0.5% in February: MAS data

Singapore’s bank lending rose for the fourth straight month in Feb on continued growth in housing and construction loans, data from MAS showed on Wed. Loans through the domestic banking unit – which captures lending in all currencies,…

MOM unveils onboarding centre for new migrant workers; COVID-19 jabs to begin at 30 dorms

MOM unveiled on Fri a one-stop centre in Punggol for new migrant workers to complete their stay-home notice, get the necessary medical examination as well as the support to settle in. Located at a quick build dormitory, the…

Hougang MRT station on Cross Island Line to start construction in Q4

Construction works for Hougang MRT station on CRL are expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year, LTA said on Fri. The works comprise an interchange station and tunnels, as well as A&A works to the…

New platform helps stakeholders collaborate on construction projects digitally in real time

Architects, engineers, contractors and fabricators can now tap a new integrated platform to collaborate digitally on their construction projects, reducing their reliance on paper-based processes. The Hubble platform, which allows all stakeholders in the construction value chain to…

HDB and A*Star to study using drones and robots to enhance construction site safety

Robots and drones may soon become a common sight in construction sites to help building projects operate faster and more efficiently. It is hoped that the mass roll-out of 5G technology will mean robotics will enhance the safety…

MND set to extend relief period for built environment contracts due to Covid-19

The Singapore government is set to extend the relief period for firms in the built environment sector that face difficulty performing contractual obligations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be done through an amendment of the Covid-19…

Residents living near former Kallang Gasworks grow weary over odours, noise from soil treatment works

Some residents living near the site of the former Kallang Gasworks, which is being remade into a residential precinct, are growing increasingly frustrated at what they described as a noxious smell and incessant noise from the construction site.…

Lian Beng wins contract worth $131 mil for residential development

Lian Beng Group has announced that its 60%-owned subsidiary United Tec Construction has secured a contract from United Venture Development (2020) worth approximately $131 million. The contract is for the proposed residential flat development comprising 16 blocks of…

3 companies issued stop-work orders over ‘significant risk’ of combustible dust explosions

Three companies were issued stop-work orders after they were found to have inadequate control measures, despite “significant risk” of combustible dust explosions, said MOM and WSH Council on Fri. MOM has also stepped up inspections that targeted 500…

Covid-19, backlog of construction activities delayed Delta Swimming Complex’s renovation: SportSG

We refer to the letter, “What is the status of Delta Swimming Complex’s upgrading works?” (Mar 9). As the writer has rightly pointed out, the renovation schedule was delayed due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, with a major…

GuocoLand sees core and flex leases as new normal

GuocoLand is no stranger to adapting modern designs and meeting tenant demands, but the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event that shook the entire real estate industry. For GuocoLand Group President & CEO Raymond Choong, it meant quickly…

Koh Brothers’ private placement attracts Penta-Ocean Construction

Koh Brothers Eco Engg announced that leading Japanese construction firm Penta-Ocean is keen to invest and will subscribe for 810 million new ordinary shares of Koh Brothers Eco at the issue price of $0.047 per share. Penta-Ocean specialises…

35 years ago in Singapore: The Hotel New World collapse of 15 March, 1986

35 years ago today, the Lian Yak Building, better known as Hotel New World, collapsed at about 11.15am on 15 Mar, 1986. Standing at the junction of Owen Road and Serangoon Road, the six-storey building was occupied by…

What is the status of Delta Swimming Complex’s upgrading works?

The Delta Swimming Complex along Tiong Bahru Road has been closed for renovation and upgrading works for more than a year. The public swimming facility is a popular one in a mature residential estate near the CBD zone.…

S$356m contract awarded for tunnel between future Aviation Park and Loyang MRT stations on Cross Island Line

A S$356 million contract has been awarded for the design and construction of a tunnel between the future Aviation Park and Loyang MRT train stations on CRL, said LTA on Mon. The first phase of the CRL is…

New scheme urges construction players to create ‘alliances’ for transformation

Under a scheme meant to spur transformation along value chains, players in the construction sector will have to band together to create minimum three-year plans for specific goals, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Thurs. Speaking in Parliament,…

New and existing buildings required to be more energy efficient under revised BCA standards

From the end of this year, all new buildings will face higher minimum energy performance requirements, said BCA on Thurs. New developments being submitted for planning approval from the fourth quarter will have to be 50 per cent…

Spate of workplace deaths and what needs addressing in Singapore’s safety culture

Singapore’s weakest link in the fight against COVID-19 proved to be infections spreading in migrant worker dormitories. As a result, all work involving these men ground to a halt. The relief at restarting the engine however has been…

Improve quality of personnel responsible for workplace safety

I refer to NTUC assistant secretary-general Melvin Yong’s call for a dedicated WSH monitor at each worksite. I have been a certified safety practitioner in the construction industry for more than 20 years and I would like to…

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